7-8 GEORGE V. CHAP. 19. An Act respecting Military Service.[Assented to 29th August,1917] WHEREAS by section ten of the Militia Act, chapter forty-one of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, it is enacted as follows:- "All the male inhabitants of Canada, of the age of eighteen years and upwards, and under sixty, not exempt or disqualified by law, and being British subjects, shall be liable to service in the Militia: Provided that the Governor General may require all the male inhabitants of Canada, capable of bearing arms, to serve in the case of a levee en masse;"
The uploaded text of the “Military Service Act 1917” (Chapter 19 Statutes of Canada) is based on information from a number of sources. I have found no complete authoritative copy of this Act and many reproductions have typographical and spelling errors – many of which were based on the use of American spelling and grammar when conversions from English (Canadian) format were undertaken. I have ordered the complete collection on the MSA 1917 from Library and Archives Canada and I will update this page if and when that material arrives via Inter Library Loan.
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